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Filipino Nurse waiting for SNB Approval

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Hi guys! I am a Filipino R.N. who is looking forward to work in Singapore as a Staff Nurse. Luckily, I have passed the employer's interview last May 2014 as well as the SNB Examination for Registered Nurses (Singapore Nursing Board). I took the board examination last May 2014 with the help of a local manpower agency here in the Philippines and the results were released last July 2014. After I was informed of my successful examination our batch were advised to pay the initial downpayment which is 50,000Php so that the papers/documents will be processed. I have submitted all the pertinent documents I needed to submit to the agency and some of those documents were sent directly from the university to SNB in Singapore- for the school documents like diploma, tor, etc. and also from the PRC Manila to SNB in Singapore-for the Certificate of Registration, PRC license card, etc. Since I worked in Saudi before I was also instructed to request a Certificate of Registration Copy from the Saudi Health Council (equivalent to PRC) directly from Saudi to SNB in Singapore. It so happen that i have friends that are still in the kingdom, so I asked them to do it for me. I got the Fedex tracking number and the Scanned receipt of the transaction as well. So I am sure that it already arrived in Singapore last year. Sorry for the long details but my concern is up until now, it will be almost a year this coming May and I did not yet receive my SNB approval which is needed so that I can work already in Singapore. I have followed up my application many many times to the coordinator of the agency that is handling my papers. And she says the same thing, that I have to wait. The agency I applied with is a well known agency that deployed numerous Filipino nurses to Singapore. I am really worried because we were more than a hundred in our batch and we are down to four applicants who are still waiting. Most of the applicants in our batch have been working in Singapore already since last January 2015. I just like to know if anyone of you guys have experienced this situation I am into right now or you know someone... As much as I want to apply in other agencies I can't because I already paid the initial downpayment and also my original documents are in their hands. Thanks and God bless.

AFAIK, all POEA Licensed agencies are not allowed to collect any amount unless the applicant is now in the country of work. 50k is really big amount of money compared to licensed agencies which will cost just around 35-45k. Have you signed a contract yet? If yes, you should've copy.

BTW, what agency did you pass your application? I am asking this because I got scammed and they took my initial payment which they call as "Registration Fee". After almost 6 months of not receiving update from them, I decided to give up and not to pursue any application in an unlicensed agency. It was really a mistake.

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Hi! thank you for responding. I have an update 2 days ago, the agency called me and said that the SNB (Singaporw Nursing Board) did not yet receive mu CGS (Cert of Good Standing) from Saudi. The hospital who interviewed me have talked directly to the SNB and followed up my application. And the SNB reply was they are not honoring mailed documents with regards to CGS from saudi, the Saudi Health Council for Health Specialties must email the CGS directly to SNB. I was not aware of that even the agency, that is themreason my application wasndelayed. I have requested already the said document and asked a friend to pay for me, hopefullybthey'll receive ot and I am crossing my finger that I will be deployed next month. God bless us.

hi good afternoon. i ended my contract in saudi last march 2015. i passed the interview from the employer who was with the local agency here in the philippines and i am waiting for my SNB result . how the SNB does their reference check? is it randomly or they are all strict to all applicants from Saudi Arabia. ? *****************. thank you po

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i think they are calling the previous employer, **********. don't worry kasi if you really worked from the previous hospital you put in your resume no worries :) I am here already in SG turning 4months working in the hospital. :) Good luck!

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RNTMBY

Specializes in pediatric nursing.

Hello just want to ask about the SNB? What are your reference for review? Which agency did you apply at? Send me an email please ahnrey@yahoo.com

Hi! The agency actually where I applied gave us review materials and basically if you are still working in the hospital the questions in the SNB exam are the usual scenarios we are encountering at work. I think no one are failing the exam, or if there is 1% only. :) I applied via FSL manpower agency.

RNTMBY

Specializes in pediatric nursing.

Hi! The agency actually where I applied gave us review materials and basically if you are still working in the hospital the questions in the SNB exam are the usual scenarios we are encountering at work. I think no one are failing the exam, or if there is 1% only. :) I applied via FSL manpower agency.

Are you an enrolled nurses?

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RNTMBY

Specializes in pediatric nursing.

hi good afternoon. i ended my contract in saudi last march 2015. i passed the interview from the employer who was with the local agency here in the philippines and i am waiting for my SNB result . how the SNB does their reference check? is it randomly or they are all strict to all applicants from Saudi Arabia. ? *****************. thank you po

May i know which agency u applied?

@RNTMBY FSL agency po ....

hi newbie here i already have 5 years hospital experience 3 years here in ph and 2 years in saudi.. do u know what agencies accepting nurses for X saudi?

hi po!ilang months *** ***** **** *** deplyoment nyo after *** ******** ** *** ** requirements? thank you ** ** ******

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JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 10 years experience.

!hi po!ilang months *** ***** **** *** deplyoment nyo after *** ******** ** *** ** requirements? thank you ** ** ******

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hi! i just want to ask for how long did you wait to be approved by snb after the scfhs sent your certificate of good standing? coz i have been waiting for a month now, and i am very anxious coz the certificate of good standing is only valid for 3months and it cost a lot of money to request for another one. thank you